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The bottom of the File menu lists the most recent files that you have saved or opened in chronological order (the last file that you saved or opened appears first). This list of files is commonly referred to as the "Most Recently Used (MRU)" list.
After you start Word, if you want to open the last file that you saved or opened, you can manually click the first file listed on the MRU list on the File menu. Or, you can have Word automatically open the file when you start Word by either modifying the Word command line or by creating an AutoExec macro.
To automatically open the last document that you edited when you start Word, use one of the following methods.
Method 1: Create a Shortcut Containing a Command-Line Switch
Method 2: Use an AutoExec MacroMicrosoft provides programming examples for illustration only, without warranty either expressed or implied. This includes, but is not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. This article assumes that you are familiar with the programming language that is being demonstrated and with the tools that are used to create and to debug procedures. Microsoft support engineers can help explain the functionality of a particular procedure, but they will not modify these examples to provide added functionality or construct procedures to meet your specific requirements.
For more information about how to use the sample code in this article, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
212536To create a macro that will automatically open the last file that you edited when you start Word, follow these steps:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/212536/EN-US/ )OFF2000: How to Run Sample Code from Knowledge Base Articles
For additional information about controlling how Word starts, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/210565/EN-US/ )WD: Word Startup (Command-Line) Switches and Their Purpose